Elections 2023: 10 BJP MPs, Including 2 Union Ministers and One RS Member, Resign for ‘Bigger Roles’


Last Updated: December 06, 2023, 15:12 IST

BJP MPs resign from Lok Sabha for bigger roles after State Assembly victories. (Image/PTI File)

BJP MPs resign from Lok Sabha for bigger roles after State Assembly victories. (Image/PTI File)

The ten MPs who resigned include Narendra Singh Tomar, Prahlad Patel, Rakesh Singh, Uday Pratap Singh, and Riti Pathak from Madhya Pradesh; Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Diya Kumari, Kirori Lal Meena (Rajya Sabha MP) from Rajasthan; and Arun Sao and Gomti Sai from Chhattisgarh

Ten of the 12 BJP MPs elected to state assemblies from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh resigned from Parliament on Wednesday ‘for bigger roles’, sources said. BJP National President JP Nadda accompanied nine MPs to the Lok Sabha speaker’s office, while the tenth MP, Kirori Lal Meena submitted his resignation to the Rajya Sabha Speaker.

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The MPs submitted their resignation after calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and JP Nadda.

The ten MPs who resigned include Narendra Singh Tomar, Prahlad Patel, Rakesh Singh, Uday Pratap Singh, and Riti Pathak from Madhya Pradesh; Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Diya Kumari, Kirori Lal Meena (Rajya Sabha MP) from Rajasthan; and Arun Sao and Gomti Sai from Chhattisgarh.

While Narendra Singh Tomar held the agriculture ministry, Prahlad Patel served as minister of state for food processing and Jal Shakti.

The remaining two, Lok Sabha MP from Rajasthan, Baba Balaknath and Union Minister of State for tribal affairs Renuka Singh, who could not reach New Delhi today, will resign later.

The move is part of the party high command’s process of electing new chief ministers in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.



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